Ministry Says It’s Ready For Grade Six National Assessment

Novelle Richards Academy students and Ministry of Education staff gather on the first day of school in September (File photo).

The Ministry of Education, Science and Technology has indicated its readiness to administer the annual Grade Six National Assessment that begins on Wednesday.

Assistant Director of Education, Measurement and Evaluation Education Ineta Francis says final preparations are being put in place ahead of the two-day assessment.

A total of 1,355 students, from public and private institutions in the 11 plus age group will undergo the assessment at 37 centres.
On Wednesday, pupils will be assessed in Language Arts and Science, while on Thursday, Mathematics and Social Studies will be administered.

The Grade Six National Assessment is a final evaluation for primary school students. Following the assessment, teachers will be selected by education officers to grade the work of the students in the various subject areas.

Marks will then be entered into a database, before a performance analysis is undertaken and secondary school placements are finalized.

Education Officer Ineta Francis is extending best wishes to the students ahead of the assessment, adding they are well prepared and should all do well.

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  1. I pray every students will be successful in their Common Entrance Examinations. Whatever the students have study for this exam, please Lord Jesus let them remember and apply it the correct way on the exam paper, In Jesus Name, Amen.

  2. It is past due to rid the society of regurgitation learning. Get rid of the testing, why or what are we testing for?

    Information is a click away.

    The educational system should move to analogical system.

    This will eliminate stagnation and tourisim based economy. Also foreign direct investment will not be necessary.

    Creativity, innovation, revolutionary, discovery, invention etc will be normal words in an analogical educational set up.

  3. Wishing all the students the very best and hoping that the Ministry sticks to its word and they are placed in schools a cording to their performances and address and not otherwise. If you have a policy you execute it no matter what.

  4. To all the students please remember there is challenges in every ways of life,
    Put God first he has the anchor holes everything stable, be ready to Focus, study, get good sleep at night and a balance breakfast you all can do it👍
    Good Luck.

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